Review: Pirate’s Alley by Suzanne Johnson

Pirate’s Alley by Suzanne Johnson
Series: Sentinels of New Orleans (# 4)
Release Date:  April 21, 2015
Publisher: Tor
Pages: 349
Source: book provided by the author for review



Wizard sentinel DJ Jaco thought she had gotten used to the chaos of her life in post-Katrina New Orleans, but a new threat is looming, one that will test every relationship she holds dear.

Caught in the middle of a rising struggle between the major powers in the supernatural world—the Wizards, Elves, Vampires and the Fae—DJ finds her loyalties torn and her mettle tested in matters both professional and personal.

Her relationship with enforcer Alex Warin is shaky, her non-husband, Quince Randolph, is growing more powerful, and her best friend, Eugenie, has a bombshell that could blow everything to Elfheim and back. And that’s before the French pirate, Jean Lafitte, newly revived from his latest “death,” returns to New Orleans with vengeance on his mind. DJ’s assignment? Keep the sexy leader of the historical undead out of trouble. Good luck with that.

Duty clashes with love, loyalty with deception, and friendship with responsibility as DJ navigates passion and politics in the murky waters of a New Orleans caught in the grips of a brutal winter that might have nothing to do with Mother Nature.

War could be brewing, and DJ will be forced to take a stand. But choosing sides won’t be that easy.


Review:  Holy moly.  This  book was action packed from cover to cover.  It was one of those books that was just so hard to put down.  Trying to find a good break in the action was near impossible and every once in a while, you just have to read one of these type books.

This is book four in the series and I can’t stress enough that you really need to read the prior books to full grasp everything that is going on.  There are so many returning characters and a plot line that has been advancing through the books, that someone starting with this one would most likely be lost.

I love the growth that DJ has seen over the series.  In this book, she needed all the skills and knowledge she has picked up as her job as a sentinel.  She’s dealing with all sort of paranormal creatures and a brimming war and yet she somehow manages to hold herself together… albeit barely at times.  It’s not to say that she’s perfect.  DJ is deliciously flawed.  But she learns from her mistakes and soldiers on.

So much happens in this story.  Questions are answered and yet more arise.  I honestly can’t wait to see what happens next in DJ’s world.  With such a diverse and interesting cast of characters, just about anything can (and will) happen and I want to be along for the ride.





One thought on “Review: Pirate’s Alley by Suzanne Johnson

  1. i really loved it as well and you are so right recommending to read teh precendent book in order it makes each one even better
    and i can’t wait for book 5 but fortunately we should get novella to make us patient until the release

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